Online news medium SharaReporters reports that Ibrahim Uwais, a son of former Chief Justice Mohammed Uwais, died yesterday near Aleppo, Syria as the United States targeted members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in fierce airstrikes.
The news outfit said a source told it's correspondent that the late Ibrahim Uwais, who secretly traveled to Syria in February 2015 to join ISIS, was one of numerous Islamist terrorists who perished as US military aircraft bombarded known ISIS camps near the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo. died yesterday on the battlefield in Aleppo. The said source added that one of the two wives of the deceased currently trapped in Syria might notify the family of his death.
Ibrahim Uwais was reported to have left Nigeria in 2015, telling close family members he was headed to Turkey to explore business opportunities. He took along his two wives and five kids. However, he slipped from Turkey into Syria with his entire family and joined the burgeoning army of volunteer fighters who travel from different parts of the world to enlist with ISIS, a group whose agenda is to carve out an Islamist caliphate.
From 1995 to 2006, Justice Uwais was Nigeria’s Chief Justice, presiding over the country’s Supreme Court.